6 Common Symptoms of Scoliosis
What are the common symptoms of scoliosis?
- Abnormal posture
- Bulge or deformity in the back
- Ill-fitting clothes
- Consistent back pain
- Fatigue after standing or sitting down
- Difficulty breathing and/or eating
Abnormal postureOne of the earliest and most visible signs of scoliosis is one’s posture. As the spine grows along a curve, it sends the shoulders, waist, and even the hips out of proper alignment. The result is a lack of symmetry in posture. This often becomes noticeable before the spinal curve itself does. Problems with posture to keep an eye on are:
- A tilted eye line.
- Uneven shoulders.
- A shoulder or shoulder blade that sticks out.
- A hip that is sticking out or appears higher than the other.
- A tilted rib cage.
- Misaligned ears (when viewed from the side),
- A body that leans towards one side.
- One leg appears shorter than the other.
- A slight limp or pronounced gait when walking.
- Ribs that stick out during a full forward bend.